Baldeep Singh, a resident of Leicestershire in the Midlands, has been charged with murder after the body of a woman was discovered in a property in Thurmaston on Friday, the police said.
In another case, two Indian-origin criminals — Inderpaul Rura and Jatinder Singh — were among nine members of two gangs who were jailed for 110 years last week for their involvement in the illegal supply of guns and ammunition.
Baldeep Singh, 38, is scheduled to appeal before the Leicester Magistrates’ Court on Monday. The police said formal identification of the deceased was yet to be completed. The neighbourhood is reported to be in a state of shock after the incident.
Residents said a family lived at the rented house where the body was found. The family had moved into the rented property a couple of months ago.
The local police said that Inderpaul Rura and Jatinder Singh were among nine individuals caught by the East Midlands Special Operations Unit after guns and ammunition were seized and their successful conviction brings to an end a lengthy investigation, which uncovered the movement of firearms into Leicestershire from other areas of the country.
Detective inspector Richard Bull said: “All of these individuals are part of organised crime groups who have been determined to bring firearms to our county. We have worked tirelessly to bring them to justice and rid our streets of prohibited firearms, which could be used in criminal activity.”